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Jennifer Eloff 11-15-2011 09:50 AM

Artisan Hamburger Buns (Improved Recipe) - photo incl.
 
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ARTISAN HAMBURGER BUNS (IMPROVED)

Great for hamburgers, tuna burgers or anything you would normally put on a bun. This is a substantial bun and very bread-like. Slice into 3, if desired. Great toasted like that, i.e. the thinner slices. I particularly like these fresh, however refrigerate them and nuke them briefly to enjoy again. They freeze well. This is a fail-safe recipe - very easy if you have the muffin top pans!

12 oz regular cream cheese, softened (375 g)
6 large eggs
1 tbsp olive oil (15 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
2 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (625 mL)
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1 1/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)
3/4 tsp baking soda (3 mL)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (500 mL)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 2 nonstick muffin top pans (with 6 large forms each). In food processor with sharp blade or in large bowl with mixer, process cream cheese. Add eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract; process well on low speed. In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___, baking powder and baking soda. Add to cream cheese mixture and process until thickened. Add cheese and process until incorporated. Place 2 level ice cream scoopfuls in each form (use a spoon to scoop out the dough). Using a frosting knife, smooth the surfaces and shape the buns.

Bake buns in oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and refrigerate; keep a few out as their texture changes in the refrigerator. Nuke refrigerated buns briefly or toast them to enjoy again.

Helpful Hints: If you do not have muffin top pans, line a large cookie sheet with foil and grease well. Drop the dough onto the foil.

Yield: 12 buns
1 bun
322.2 calories
14.6 g protein
26.0 g fat
6.3 g carbs

Find the Splendid Gluten-Free Bake Mix in the Gluten-Free Room on LCF's.

Jennifer Eloff 11-15-2011 10:00 AM

Gluten-Free Bake Mix
 
SPLENDID GLUTEN-FREE BAKE MIX


Since my husband is merely intolerant of gluten, we use oat flour by Arrowhead Mills (contamination with gluten is apparently minimal). Bob’s Red Mill makes certified gluten-free oat flour. Netrition.com sells it. See my blog for updates on this recipe. This recipe is in the cookbook, Low-Carbing Among Friends.

1 2/3 cups almond flour, OR (400 mL)
(I use almond meal, i.e. ground sliced
almonds versus almond flour)
3/4 cup certified gluten-free oat flour, OR (175 ml)
regular oat flour (if you don't mind possible slight contamination with wheat)
2 tbsp sifted coconut flour, (30 mL)
(Bob’s Red Mill®)
3/4 tsp xanthan gum (3 mL)

In large bowl, combine almond flour, OR almond meal, oat flour (if you are not able to have gluten-free oat flour then substitute another gluten-free flour), coconut flour and xanthan gum. In container with airtight lid, place bake mix and shake the container well to combine. When measuring oat flour (not necessary with the other ingredients) into measuring cup, make sure to tap the cup on the counter top and fill to the top to get the correct yield for the bake mix. Keep bake mix at room temperature for up to one month or freeze for much longer storage.

Instructions: Substitute 1/4 cup (60 mL) additional bake mix when substituting for 1 cup (250 mL) or more than 1 cup (250 mL) flour in recipes and use 2 tbsp (30 mL) more if substituting for less than 1 cup (250 mL). Always begin by adding an extra egg in muffins, cakes, coffeecakes and loaves (except for cookies most times as it can change the texture) and withholding about half the liquid/wet/fat ingredients and adding in as necessary. If the batter after processing at least a minute is still very thick, add more of the liquid ingredients and if accidentally the batter ends up too sloppy, then add a little more bake mix. If all the liquid has been used and the batter is still stiff, add another egg and another if necessary. Baking experience is helpful. Coconut flour needs eggs.

This bake mix is great in muffins, loaves, cookies, donuts, coffeecakes, many cakes, pie crusts and a few other specialized applications, but will not be suitable for all applications, nor for most yeast applications. Xanthan gum has gluten-like properties and it binds ingredients together preventing crumbly outcomes. Cookies: bake a couple and see how they turn out before adding another egg.

My Alternate Bake Mixes (not gluten-free): When substituting the Splendid Gluten-Free bake mix for some of my other bake mixes, 2 tbsp (30 mL) to 1/4 cup (60 mL) more bake mix may be required depending on if one is replacing less than 1 cup (250 mL) or 1 cup (250 mL) or more (last 2, latter amount). Follow the same rules above. It is convenient to double or triple this bake mix.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups (625 mL)
1/4 cup (60 mL) per serving
125.7 calories
4.5 g protein
8.9 g fat
5.7 g carbs__________________

Pam 11-15-2011 10:11 AM

Oh, Jen, those look really good!

I have your new cookbook ordered. I can't wait to get it!!!

rosethorns 11-15-2011 01:46 PM

O Jen I can't wait to try these. They look wonderful. Thank You.

buttoni 11-15-2011 01:55 PM

Just beautiful, Jennifer. I have so many bread recipes I want to try. Thanks for sharing here.

Charski 11-15-2011 05:39 PM

Those look FANTASTIC! Can't wait to take one on my next Wendy's run - a Hot 'n Juicy Double Cheeseburger on one of those buns would be heavenly!

:notwrthy: THANK YOU JEN! :hugs:

Cathie in UT 11-15-2011 09:56 PM

Thanks for posting the "new and improved" version. Next batch I will try it and see if I can get the proportions right LOL
I need to find a place to buy 10 lb blocks of cream cheese the way I have been using it lately!

EyeDoc 11-15-2011 10:10 PM

Yes, please! Can't wait to make them!

mac24312 11-16-2011 05:34 AM

WONDERFUL Jennifer!! :) I am going to make these for thanksgiving! Can't wait to get the cookbook!! :)

Jennifer Eloff 11-16-2011 11:51 AM

Hi - our internet has been almost non-existent for a few days. Probably won't be fixed until tomorrow or the next day.

Quickly getting in here... Thanks, Pam! I hope you, Peggy and Rosethorns enjoy this recipe - and you too Cathie, Christina and Eyedoc! :) I want to see if I can make hotdog shapes. I'll probably try that tomorrow or the next day. :)

Ooh Char, that is a wonderful idea! :)

ksm 11-18-2011 07:41 PM

bump

TxHomeGirl 12-05-2011 07:27 PM

These buns look great. Will have to try them soon !

Tweaker Geek 12-07-2011 10:29 AM

Jen - did you ever make the hot dog rolls?

whipper75229 12-08-2011 11:50 AM

Thanks, Jennifer! These look spectacular! I am going to have to make some on the weekend coming up. I think I finally have all of the ingredients!

Jennifer Eloff 12-08-2011 07:29 PM

No Tweaker, I forgot. I have hamburger buns in the fridge again. I don't see why we can't shape them like hot dog buns.

Hope you find the recipe useful Whipper and TxHomegirl.

Tweaker Geek 12-10-2011 02:14 PM

Jen - I made your Artisan Sesame buns out of the new cookbook, I used Kevin's Carbalose flour mix only. I cut the recipe down for my initial go at it and made 6 buns. They are wonderful! They are as good as or better than any bun I've made to date, texture is soft with a crispy crust. I've had a tuna sandwich and a toasted bun that I then melted Swiss cheese on and added a couple of thinly sliced pieces of ham - yummy! I think I'll be making more real soon and will make a full recipe next time.

I posted this is another thread but copied to post again here.

LadyN 12-13-2011 04:29 PM

Can't wait to try these!

Jennifer Eloff 12-13-2011 04:38 PM

Wow, EXCELLENT, Tweaker. You really are a tweaker. :D

Hope you like them LadyN.

dianafoot 12-14-2011 10:30 AM

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I made these today exactly as written, but cut the recipe in half. Made six really nice buns. Since they are so hearty, I cut one into three slices.

I thought the texture was somewhere between bread and cornbread with a soft center and crunchy crust. Had one slice with jam and another with a little tuna salad piled on top. Thanks, Jen!

Dreamchaser 12-14-2011 11:12 AM

Wow, diana, that looks sooo good! :yummy:

I would love to try this recipe but I would have to use an electric mixer because I don't have a food processor.

Has anyone else tried it with an electric mixer by any chance?

crazywoman-n-wy 12-14-2011 11:40 AM

Jen, do you now use this recipe rather than the one in the book (adding sesame seeds if desired)? I notice it is almost the same recipe, but no almond flour in this one, and enough more GF flour to make the difference. So do you now drop the almond flour in that recipe? I'm assuming since this says new & improved (and you posted after the book was printed) that this is new since the book.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tweaker Geek (Post 15239867)
Jen - I made your Artisan Sesame buns out of the new cookbook, I used Kevin's Carbalose flour mix only. I cut the recipe down for my initial go at it and made 6 buns. They are wonderful! They are as good as or better than any bun I've made to date, texture is soft with a crispy crust. I've had a tuna sandwich and a toasted bun that I then melted Swiss cheese on and added a couple of thinly sliced pieces of ham - yummy! I think I'll be making more real soon and will make a full recipe next time.

I posted this is another thread but copied to post again here.

Tweaker, did you use 2 1/2 cup Kevin's and no almond flour?
I may very well try it this way one of these days, but think for now, I'll try Jen's recipe & try to stay away from wheat flour for a bit. I'm not sure but I'm beginning to think the wheat may be a problem for me. Hadn't thought so, but now wondering.

Thank you both in advance!

lgpars 12-14-2011 03:13 PM

Kroger has 10/10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cathie in UT (Post 15179191)
Thanks for posting the "new and improved" version. Next batch I will try it and see if I can get the proportions right LOL
I need to find a place to buy 10 lb blocks of cream cheese the way I have been using it lately!

I was at Kroger today and they had their brand cream cheese (which is good) 10 for $10. That's the cheapest I've found it in ages. Everything is getting soooo high to buy. I cringe every time I go to the store. :cry:

Cathie in UT 12-14-2011 03:34 PM

Dreamchaser I use a mixer but it is a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, so it's nice and heavy duty. It works up just fine.
Last ones I made I still have trouble with the portions right for 12 buns LOL
I ended up reducing the temp about 15 degrees and baking them about 8 min longer and I got the crispy outside I have been aiming for! LOL

Jennifer Eloff 12-14-2011 05:22 PM

Yummy, Diana! That looks amazing!

Billie, I like the new and improved version of the buns (because they rise more, I believe), but either way they work. Yes, I worked on the new recipe after the book was done. If you compare this recipe and the one in the book, you'll see I just skipped the almond flour and increased the GF bake mix by the same amount to compensate.

Cathie - you laugh - I did have a little fridge full of about 10 blocks of cream cheese this last year. Now I'm down to 3/4 of a block. We found it at a good deal and just bought a whole lot at the equivalent of Costco (PriceSmart) over here. Linda, that was a very good deal you got. :)

Cathie, can you remember the temperature of your oven. Did you also use the egg white wash or not? Thanks. Sounds like you got a crispier crust. Trouble is it would only be like that for a little while for us due to our humid climate.

I use ice cream scoops (I don't think I make the scoops that level - I need to check that to make sure) for the buns and easily manage to figure it out, although I always end up with a bit more dough leftover and then I just give a little more to the smaller ones. Then when all 12 partitions in the muffin top pan are filled - that is when I shape the buns a bit with a frosting knife.

Funny, Dreamchaser, people either have a food processor or a stand mixer that they prefer. You can almost always use the stand mixer when I suggest a food processor.

Dreamchaser 12-14-2011 06:38 PM

I don't have a stand mixer. I have a hand mixer.

crazywoman-n-wy 12-14-2011 08:41 PM

Thanks Jen! That's what I thought.

lgpars 12-15-2011 02:05 PM

Jen, question on the buns.
 
Hey Jen, when you put the batter in the muffin top pan, do you spread it out to the sides or just drop it in the middle of the cup and leave it?

crazywoman-n-wy 12-15-2011 02:32 PM

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They're in the oven now. I had to tweak a little, and improvise on the pans. I also did not put the egg wash glaze on them. (I forgot on the first batch in the oven, and just didn't bother on the other one.)
I didn't have Monterey Jack cheese, but I had Cheddar/Jack, so that is what I used. I use that in a lot of recipes, that call for other cheeses, including Parmesan, which I never use.
The first batch is beeping now. Gotta go take a look.
I'm back for a couple of minutes while the buns (both batches) cool, & my burgers cook. They look pretty. Not sure if I can cut these into thirds. Don't think I'm that good. :D But I have one sliced in half to make a burger for my late lunch/dinner.
I'll post pics in a few.

I'm back with pics! Here ya go...

Cathie in UT 12-15-2011 05:25 PM

Well done Billie. They look like mine mostly. After I scoop the dough to the pan I use a piece of plastic wrap to level them off and help them fit into the wells of the pan better.
Jen I think I am filling the scoop too much or too little. I will get it eventually. I only have one muffing top pan so I have to estimate when the dough is about half used up. Maybe I can ask for one more pan from Santa?
No I don't use the egg wash and the temp in my oven is about 335 and the pan is the dark non stick. I liked the crust and it didn't go soft as fast this time. DH liked the bigger buns too. I haven't tried making the "bread" as opposed to buns yet but maybe I will try it next?
I got 8- 1/2 pounds of Neufchatel today to lighten them up in calories for DH and about 4 1/2 lbs of regular in the fridge.

crazywoman-n-wy 12-15-2011 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cathie in UT (Post 15252397)
Well done Billie. They look like mine mostly. After I scoop the dough to the pan I use a piece of plastic wrap to level them off and help them fit into the wells of the pan better.
Jen I think I am filling the scoop too much or too little. I will get it eventually. I only have one muffing top pan so I have to estimate when the dough is about half used up. Maybe I can ask for one more pan from Santa?
No I don't use the egg wash and the temp in my oven is about 335 and the pan is the dark non stick. I liked the crust and it didn't go soft as fast this time. DH liked the bigger buns too. I haven't tried making the "bread" as opposed to buns yet but maybe I will try it next?
I got 8- 1/2 pounds of Neufchatel today to lighten them up in calories for DH and about 4 1/2 lbs of regular in the fridge.

I had used a silicon spatula (small) to scrape the bowl and beaters. I used that to start smoothing the dough to the middles, but I ended up using my fingers. I kept a small dish of water there, and would dip my fingers in it to make it smooth easier & keep it from sticking to my fingers so much. I have a set of kitchen scales, and decided (after trying to use a scoop to measure my dough, and wasn't working too well for me) to weigh the little pans & zero out the scales, then measure the dough as I put it in. I had some already scooped up. I took out from some, and added to others. I think w/pan, it was between 98 & 100 grams. They still aren't all exactly the same amount, but close. Closer than I was getting with the scoop. Half my buns were made in little mini cake pans, and the other half in saved cooked chicken cans. I have little parchment circles cut out to fit the bottoms to help them come out easier.

"Bread"..... Can you make this into a loaf of bread rather than the buns? If it will work that way, I'd rather do that than have the buns!!! Much less work, and I'd usually rather have slices! Or were you just meaning you haven't tried the "mix" for bread yet Cathie?

I made that cranberry jam (SF/LC) the other day. Now I have something to eat it on. :D


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